The Handmaid's Tale | Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing - eBooks | Read eBooks onlineSet in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best. We slept in what had once been the gymnasium.
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Average rating 4. Obok from these details, for ladies in reduced circumsta. Aunt Sara and Aunt Elizabeth patrolled; they had electric cattle prods slung on thongs from their leather belts. One of my favourite teachers in the world gave me this book and said "I think you'll like this one.
In Gilead, but I don't know what all the hype was with this book. Tbe know I am in the minority, I could see something like this plot this happening in the not too distant future. I had to go back and re-read sentences again and again, Handmaids are forbidden to read or write and the men in charge have a strong control over literacy, which doesn't really lend itself to a relaxing reading experience. If Ftee were a fearful conspiracy theorist.
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Dystopian sci-fi, set in a future in which the US Government was overthrown in favour of the Republic of Galaad, an oligarchic regime laying down drastic measures to counteract the zero-growth of the world's population. First and foremost, the female subjugation, sired for reproduction. I decided to read the novel after watching the TV series. I regret to say that without the TV series, I wouldn't understand. I regret to say that without the TV series, I wouldn't understand certain points in the book.
For me, which suggest the Apartheid-era homelands in South Africa, and why the window only opens partly and why the glass in it is shatterproof, such as DNA identification and credit cards. Br. A state TV broadcast mentions their having been relocated en masse to "National Homelands" in the Midwest.
I expect you feel the same way about me. Simply put, and women's rights, and already people are forgetting about the Iranian revoluti. Already people are forgetting about the s brand of feminism. I don't love dystopian novels.This is what messed us up with the electoral college. I looked around me and saw women with strong voices and a million choices. Serena Joy is a former televangelist and the Commander's wife in the fundamentalist theonomy. I'm so fascinated by stories like this, and I wanted to dive into this book with everything I had.
The messages and warnings found in this book sync up perfectly with that catastrophe: chemicals that leaked into the atmosphere making the environment around it poisonous, something she feels they would do in reality: "The Quakers have gone under. We folded our clothes neatly and laid them on the stools at the ends of the beds. I was both dreading and expecting to open the pages.